Manolo Blahnik’s Outstanding Achievement Award

The British Fashion Council today announced that Manolo Blahnik CBE will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s British Fashion Awards on Tuesday, 27th November.

This special award it celebrates and recognises one designer, who throughout their career, has made an impact on the global fashion industry.

The award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion is voted for by a panel of leading journalists and retailers and they pay tribute to Manolo’s career and contribution to the British and global fashion industry.


Manolo Blahnik’s shoes have rapidly become a synonymous of 21st century fashion, he has a cult and devoted following around the world and were immortalised by Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City.


Blahnik’s international boutiques are located in London, New York, Las Vegas, Athens, Madrid, Istanbul, Dubai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Stockholm.

Manolo Blahnik CBE commented “It is a great honour to be receiving this award from the British Fashion Council. To be recognised for doing something I love is really wonderful.”

Caroline Rush, chief executive BFC commented “It is with great pleasure that we announce Manolo Blahnik as the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Achievement award. Throughout his career he has contributed so much, not only to British fashion but also internationally, he has a worldwide cult following and this is true testament to his enduring talent and success. It is truly well deserved and it will be a great honour to work with him on next season’s London Fashion Week, we are extremely excited to see his designs on display at Somerset House.”

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